Todd A. Herring Archival Collection

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While some emigrants to Mississippi came in search of better land and farming opportunities, others arrived in search of their fortune. Archibald Price, from North Carolina, one of Mississippi's most significant "feeder" states, is in the latter camp. In this letter, Price, probably aged about seventeen, advises his parents that he has not gotten rich yet, but expects to soon. He also notes he heard his father sent a horse to Columbus, MS for his brother Thomas to ride home, and proudly reports this gesture was unnecessary, for he and his brother always have had access to horses, and anyways he can take care of himself. This item was included in the Scrawl and Order exhibit, http://lib.msstate.edu/exhibits/past/.

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Publication Date

1841

Time Period

1840-1850

Geographic Location

Mississippi

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text

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document

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MSS_684_Jackson1841_p001

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Mississippi State University Libraries, Special Collections Department, Manuscripts Division, Todd A. Herring Collection

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Mississippi State University

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Letter, Archibald Price, Jackson, MS to Parents, Swainstown, NC, 1841

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